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Therefore, a conflict of interest can be discovered and voluntarily defused before any corruption occurs. A widely used definition is: "A conflict of interest is a set of circumstances that creates a risk that professional judgement or actions regarding a primary interest will be unduly influenced by a secondary interest. "[1] Primary interest refers to the principal goals of the profession or activity, such as the protection of clients, the health of patients, the integrity of research, and the duties of public office. Secondary interest includes not only financial gain but also such motives as the desire for professional advancement and the wish to do favours for family and friends, but conflict of interest rules usually focus on financial relationships because they are relatively more objective, fungible, and quantifiable.

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Occupy The Media. NextGeneration journalist's. Techniques the Corporate Powers Will Use to Destroy the OWS Movement. “Remember, the guy who suggests getting the dynamite is usually the Fed.” - Old hippie saying Who knows - this might even be the old hippie who said it.

Techniques the Corporate Powers Will Use to Destroy the OWS Movement

(Photo: at flickr.) Yesterday morning a retired military officer friend (RMOF) and I were conversing about what might happen next with the Occupy Wall Street movement. Since Michael Westen of Burn Notice or Annie Walker from Covert Affairs weren’t available, he offered some thoughts from the point of view of a non-fictional character who studies this stuff.

Here are a few of his thoughts and some of my questions, predictions and suggestions. RMOF: I expect “trouble” soon. While everyones gaze is diverted. RAP NEWS 5: News World Order - the war on journalism (feat. Julian Assange) GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK.

During #mediablackout do NOT scoop the wire : EvictionDay

Empty tents ! PownNews GeenStijl. Empty PowNews Shell. Mockupy. It takes a Quiz Show Host. Occupy the Lens. Crowdfunding to takeover Murdoch. Pepperspraying CUTV_camera- team and more. During #mediablackout do NOT scoop the wire. Busted for just tweeting/ livestream- ing/ videotaping/ arrests. Occupy Scheltema. Police fire on media. - imminently perilous to life - Adbusters vs NYT.

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OWS 'We Will Not be Co-opted' Occupy Wall Street Interview with "Fake Fox News Guy" Chris Cobb. Exclusive: OWS Activist Slams Fox News Producer In Un-Aired Interview [Video] Protester Jesse LaGreca schools Fox producer Even if was at the Zuccotti Park yesterday , Fox News has generally been a tad dismissive of the Occupy Wall Street movement. (as of this writing) has no coverage of this national event on their front page stories.

(Hard to imagine for a network that was so gung-ho about the Tea Party!) ‘s went out to try to “prank” the protesters . Sent a producer minion out with the same mission : to belittle OWS’s cause by cutting up interviews to make people sound stupid. Well, here is an interview that Fox News filmed, but doesn’t want you to see. AlJazeera: 'OWS': A media blackout? Has the spirit of the Arab Spring come to Wall Street, or are the protesters just anarchists looking for trouble?

AlJazeera: 'OWS': A media blackout?

It started in Lower Manhattan. A handful of protesters descended on Wall Street calling themselves representatives of 'the 99 per cent' – the majority of Americans who feel unfairly treated by an economic system in which wealth accrues to the already rich. Despite an initial lack of coverage, the protests spread country-wide and the crowds grew. Krugman: Panic of the Plutocrats NYTimes. And this reaction tells you something important — namely, that the extremists threatening American values are what F.D.R. called “economic royalists,” not the people camping in Zuccotti Park.

Krugman: Panic of the Plutocrats NYTimes

Consider first how Republican politicians have portrayed the modest-sized if growing demonstrations, which have involved some confrontations with the police — confrontations that seem to have involved a lot of police overreaction — but nothing one could call a riot. And there has in fact been nothing so far to match the behavior of Tea Party crowds in the summer of 2009. Nonetheless, Eric Cantor, the House majority leader, has denounced “mobs” and “the pitting of Americans against Americans.” The G.O.P. presidential candidates have weighed in, with Mitt Romney accusing the protesters of waging “class warfare,” while Herman Cain calls them “anti-American.”

And if you were listening to talking heads on CNBC, you learned that the protesters “let their freak flags fly,” and are “aligned with Lenin.” Occupy Wall Street - American Media Coverage. The Biggest Wall Street Protest You Dont Know About 09-20-11 (4) Occupy Wall Street’s Media Problems. Occupy Wall Street’s first media problem was that there was no media.

Occupy Wall Street’s Media Problems

On September 21, Keith Olbermann chastised New York newspapers and major news outlets for ignoring the demonstrations in their first five days. “[The protesters] are not going to be able to refine their goals based on reading bad reviews in the protest critics of the New York Times,” said the Current TV anchor, formerly of MSNBC. Mr. Olbermann did not explain why the Times would be obligated to help Occupy Wall Street crystallize unrest into specific demands.

(via To Mr. With a list of demands as schizophrenic as ending joblessness, “the modern gilded age,” political corruption, and capital punishment, The Times’ Ginia Bellafante concluded on Saturday that protesters were “pantomiming progressivism rather than practicing it knowledgeably.” Upon reading her piece, Occupy Wall Street’s de facto PR man, Patrick Bruner, shaved off his punk hairdo, to show he meant business. CNN Anchor Mocks Occupy Wall Street - Cenk Responds. Keith Olbermann calls out Media Blackout on 'Occupy Wall Street' Protest. Parks and Demonstration - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - 10/05. Bonuses Worthy of Protest for Gannett and Tribune Executives. “The bonus system has gone beyond a means of rewarding talent and is now Wall Street’s primary business,” the newspaper editorial stated, adding: “Institutions take huge gambles because the short-term returns are a rationale for their rich payouts.

Bonuses Worthy of Protest for Gannett and Tribune Executives

But even when the consequences of their risky behavior come back to haunt them, they still pay huge bonuses.” Well thought and well put, but for one thing: If you were looking for bonus excess despite miserable operations, the best recent example I can think of is , which owns USA Today. The week before the editorial ran, Craig A. Dubow resigned as Gannett’s chief executive. His short six-year tenure was, by most accounts, a disaster. Never a standout in journalism performance, the company strip-mined its newspapers in search of earnings, leaving many communities with far less original, serious reporting. Given that legacy, it was about time Mr. Blackout: CNN, Fox, and MSNBC Ignore Thousands Of US Day Of Rage Protesters. Most Americans are being kept in the dark about the US Day of Rage by the corporate cable news giants at CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC who have imposed a de facto blackout on the protest.

Blackout: CNN, Fox, and MSNBC Ignore Thousands Of US Day Of Rage Protesters

Even though estimates have varied from hundreds to as many as 50,000 protesters flooded into Manhattan and others cities to take part in events around the country to, “nonviolently disrupt the disloyal, incompetent, and corrupt special interests which have usurped our nation’s civil and military power, spawning a host of threats to our liberty, lives and national security,” the three cable news networks have devoted no airtime to the story. This is becoming an all too familiar scene. In Wisconsin hundreds of thousands of regular people took to the streets each weekend to protest the theft of their rights, and were completely ignored by CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC. Sarah Palin’s Iowa tea party speech was 1/50 as big as the Wisconsin protests, yet she was deemed worthy of national media coverage. Geraldo Rivera (Fox News) the days of the “media blackout” will be a quaintly nostalgic memory in comparison.

Denis Farina or Geraldo Rivera at Occupy Wall Street?

Geraldo Rivera (Fox News) the days of the “media blackout” will be a quaintly nostalgic memory in comparison.

Blow the trumpets and bang in your drum circle: the MSM have finally arrived in the form of Geraldo Rivera, who came down to Zuccotti Park Sunday morning to cover the protests for Fox News. Fox News! You can’t get any more mainstream then that. ‘Anonymous’ Threatens to Take Down Fox News Next Month. Well, that’s certainly one way to complain about news coverage.

‘Anonymous’ Threatens to Take Down Fox News Next Month

Hackers claiming to represent Anonymous have announced plans to take down Fox News’ website on November 5 in protest over the network’s coverage of the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations. Calling the Fox coverage “continued right-wing, conservative propaganda against the occupations,” the hackers explained in a new video that “since [Fox] will not stop belittling the occupiers, we will simply shut them down.” Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly and former Fox News personality Glenn Beck are named as “primary targets” for the attack, according to a caption. (MORE: ‘Anonymous’ Forces 40+ Child Pornography Sites Offline) The attack is planned for November 5th, the same day as a previously announced (and potentially fake) Facebook takedown is scheduled to occur. Anonymous-Operation Fox Hunt:Anti Fox News Campaign. OccupyFoxNews (occupy_fox_news) Occupy News Corp (occupynewscorp) Zombie John Lennon @ Occupy Wall Street, NYC. 10-3-2011. Brooklyn College Walk-Out ( YouTube.

Fox News Blames Occupiers For Police Violence? Reuters Bizarre Anti-OWS Piece. Reuters has a new story that breathlessly concludes that George Soros is behind the entire #OccupyWallStreet venture because – wait for it – some kid saw a poster in a cafe criticizing Wall Street, the poster was made by a small group of arch-liberals in Canada, the arch-liberals in Canada receive a small amount of their funding (less than 5%) from the Tides foundation, and the Tides foundation receives some of their funding from George Soros.

Reuters Bizarre Anti-OWS Piece

Get it? Reuters did forget to mention that George Soros is a Jew and has horns, but it’s implied. I’m astounded by how bad this article by Mark Egan and Michelle Nichols really is. You have to read it. They actually quote Rush Limbaugh as proof that George Soros is behind #OccupyWallStreet. Pressed further for his views on the movement and the protesters, Soros refused to be drawn in. Then they go on to give their “proof,” that some kid was inspired by a random poster in a cafe. Holy cow! Yeah, there’s that.

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Ralph Nader Speaks to Media Roots. Media Lies Exposed by life stream at Occupy Amsterdam. Minister Farrakhan Blasts Media & Reporters During Radio Interview Commercial! Louis Farrakhan. Louis Farrakhan Muhammad, Sr. Google Declines To Remove Police Brutality Videos, Still Complies With 63% Of Gov’t Takedown Requests. What happens when you’re the de facto distribution platform for something like Occupy Wall St and other events that run afoul of the police? Well, you end up getting an email through semi-official channels saying “Would you please remove the video of Officer Pounder allegedly overstepping his authority” — and there’s not much of a choice.

As much as Google would like to avoid antagonizing local police forces, the backlash that would occur if they forcibly took down, say, Officer Bologna (Tony Bologna no less) pepper spraying those girls, would be lethal to the YouTube brand. Up it stays. On the other hand, there are plenty of legitimate takedown requests that come from governments when a video or other Google-hosted item is in fact illegal, so down they must come, whether they like it or not.

Content Removal Requests – Google Transparency Report. Yahoo! Customer Care: We apologize 4 blocking 'o... Twitter Buzz Builds for the OWS Movement. Buzz about the Occupy Wall Street movement is building to a fever pitch. Reaching its peak on Oct. 6, the conversation about the protests still shows upward momentum, and new research from NM Incite reveals new findings about how Occupy Wall Street is playing out in social media. By studying and analyzing tweets (update: as well as blogs, boards, groups, and video/images in this first graphic), NM Incite discovered that while the Twitter and other social media buzz remained relatively steady and peaked on the weekends throughout September, the biggest boost to the number of people conversing about this topic began Oct. 1 and peaked on Thursday, Oct. 6, when the five-day surge had 13,133 messages posted about the protests on that day.

What happened on Oct. 1? Twitter Says It’s Not Censoring Occupy Wall Street–People Really Are More Concerned With Doritos Right Now. By Adrianne Jeffries 9/26/11 3:18pm Share this: Twitter: We Are Not Blocking Terms Related To #OccupyWallStreet In Any Way, Shape or Form. Occupy the URL. Occupy the URL Takes Protests to The Internet. The Occupy Wall Street protests have spread to cities across the world. Now they're also spreading to banks' websites. Fox News Smears Mom @ Occupy Wall Street. The 'Occupy Wall Street' media blackout myth: Plenty of stories, none of them big. Total media blackout on the mass Israeli protests. Jest [video]Where OWS Headlines Come From. PRANK VIDEOS music videos politics supercuts remixes GIFS GIFS GIFS basketball cat videos. How OWS confuses and ignores Fox News and the pundit class.

Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images. Observations of a Jailed Journalist. MANIPULACIÓN MEDIOS. USDayofRage Pre-press. OccupyIVTeach in on USTREAM. Watch without ads Ustream © Bonnier Group. Frontline Club: OWS & Assange , occupy and what do they want ? Chomsky: Anarchy rules OK Chomsky tells Australia. PEOPLE should embrace the sort of anarchism typified by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, Noam Chomsky says. The American commentator, philosopher and activist was being interviewed in front of a packed theatre at the Sydney Opera House today when he was asked his thoughts on Prime Minister Julia Gillard's comments that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's motivations were "sort of anarchic". Julian Assange, Wikileaks founder, discusses philosophy of censorship. Swedenvsassange (@swedenvsassange) sur Twitter.

WikiLeaks: The Swedish Murdochs. One... News Corporation. Rupert Murdoch. Dossier shows NoW surveillance on massive scale. Alexi Mostrous: Where was BBC during phone... Metgate. Phone-hacking scandal: Who's linked to who? New York Post. Time to throw the bums out. Reading Between the Lines:’New York Post’ Supports Message of Occupy Wall Street. New York Post: Search Results: occupy. TheOccupiedTimes.

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